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FFS I'm 53 and my period has started!

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venusandmars Mon 03-Mar-14 16:09:51

I'm 53, 53 do you hear me? And I'm still having fucking periods.

Please, please will some part of the universe tell my ovaries and my uterus that my dc are in their 20s, and that I do NOT intend to have any more children, and that I really, really do NOT need to have any more periods ever

FFS will it ever stop? [pathetic face}

Crowler Mon 03-Mar-14 16:11:11

Well I agree with you but isn't 53 kind of young-ish for menopause?

Greenandcabbagelooking Mon 03-Mar-14 16:12:19

Average is 49, crowler

GoatsHaveStrangeEyes Mon 03-Mar-14 16:14:54

My gran still had them til 2 months before her 60th birthday! I don't know if I could cope that long. She does look very youthful though smile

venusandmars Mon 03-Mar-14 16:16:50

To make it worse, I seem to have lots of non-average friends who seemed delighted to go through the menopause in their mid 40s. I really hope I'm not balancing out the averages or I'll be still going in my 70s! shock

venusandmars Mon 03-Mar-14 16:17:48

goats - yes I do look remarkably youthful grin

KittensoftPuppydog Mon 03-Mar-14 16:36:26

54 here, and still never know when the little blighter might arrive.

5Foot5 Mon 03-Mar-14 16:54:52

Oh crap! I will be 52 this year and keep hoping it will stop. I sometimes go several weeks between and start thinking this might be it. But no, along it comes and can then be regular for several months again.

nemno Mon 03-Mar-14 16:58:39

I am outraged too. I was peed off that they were regular as clockwork still, I had assumed that the gaps between would just get longer, but no. My last one came 10 days early. WTF, actually more not fewer!

Mintyy Mon 03-Mar-14 16:59:51

Oh you poor thing. I am a mere 51 and mine finally stopped (after a couple of years of completely random guessing games) about two years ago.

Bet you're gorgeous though Venus smile and without a mystery roll of fat that has appeared under your boobs and over your tummy for no good reason hmm.

sydlexic Mon 03-Mar-14 16:59:57

I am 52 next week, and regular as clockwork. My GP said that is why I look so young, so i will wait.

DarlingGrace Mon 03-Mar-14 17:00:49

I've been feeling like that since I was 42 or thereabouts - buggering thing should just bugger off. No sane person in their 40's has babies.

diddl Mon 03-Mar-14 17:01:58

I'm 50 & haven't had any for more than three years.

Guess I must look like an old crone, but it's worth it!

venusandmars Mon 03-Mar-14 17:03:31

And what about contraception? The textbook advice is to continue with it until one year after your last period. But I refuse to believe that at this age my ovaries are producing viable eggs or that my uterus is capable of sustaining a pregnancy.

venusandmars Mon 03-Mar-14 17:04:40

Oh please God, don't let me have the next POAS thread shock

MarianneEnjolras Mon 03-Mar-14 17:05:47

My family history says I'll be lucky to still be having periods by the time I'm 38. Wanna swap? wink

<lighthearted by the way before anyone thinks I'm taking offence to this thread - I'm not!>

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Mon 03-Mar-14 17:10:44

Ok, im 30 and look 20, does this mean i'll still be having periods in 20 to 30 years time, if so that really sucks.

HelloBoys Mon 03-Mar-14 17:12:22

Got colleague who still has periods. She's 52 or 53. She's the one that bled all over the toilet seat and refused/didn't wipe it up! grin

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Mon 03-Mar-14 17:16:27

She's the one that bled all over the toilet seat and refused/didn't wipe it up!


venusandmars Mon 03-Mar-14 17:16:37

Marianne I agree - when I was your age I was not certain that I'd finished with having a family. But now I am. And anyway I don't really think the whole eggs. womb stuff is still working, so it is a pointless period.

When I was at school our sex-ed teacher talked about the thickening lining of the uterus as "preparing a nice warm nest in which the fertilised egg could grow". Yup, 70' kitsch, but I'm not planning to put anything in the nest now, so I beg it to stop.

FayeKorgasm Mon 03-Mar-14 17:19:45

I'm truly fed up with them too.

I'm 48 and have had 3 periods in 8 weeks. Bastards!

venusandmars Mon 03-Mar-14 17:20:13

Ironically, when I was in my early 40s, I had a minor medical problem and GP suggested a hysterectomy. I refused because it seemed too much intervention (and I think I was right) but today when I had yet another period I wished I had gone with it.

Think of all the money I would have saved. And the mess. And the horror of scented sanitary pads.

nemno Mon 03-Mar-14 17:22:51

I was worried that buying a mooncup aged 49 would be a waste of money. I've had 2 1/2 years out of it so far.

gobbledegook1 Mon 03-Mar-14 17:26:13

Lucius I'm in the same boat, I'm 30 this year and apparently look under 18, I've always taken it a good thing until now, if it means I'm going to bleed forever I think I'd rather look a bit hagged! lol

HelloBoys Mon 03-Mar-14 17:27:22

Lucius - I'm not joking though it seems to have stopped lately so maybe she's stopped. or maybe she reads MN! grin

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